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Welcome to the Caldecott Primary School Governors Page

The governing body is made up of representatives from the community, the local authority, staff and parents.  The governing body are responsible for ensuring high standards of achievement for all pupils by:

 

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that money is well spent.

     

Governors meet as a full governing body six times a year and are supported by the work of two sub-committees:

 

  • The Resources committee which meets once a term to focus on staffing, finance, premises and facilities

  • The Development & Strategy committee which meets once a term to focus on progress and attainment, strategic targets and priorities for school development, data analysis and performance management.

 

Governors may also serve on panels of governors to:

 

  • Appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders;

  • Appraise the headteacher;

  • Set the headteacher’s pay and agree the pay recommendations for other staff;

  • Hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters;

  • Hear appeals about pupil exclusions

 

The role of governor is largely a thinking and questioning role, not a doing role. Click on the link below to find out about the people that make up the Governing Body and the ways in which they contribute to strategic decision making at Caldecott.

All of our Governors can be contacted through the school office.   

Full Governing Body 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The composition of the FGB is as follows:

           

            4 Parent Governors

            1 Local Authority Governor

            1 Staff Governor

            1 Headteacher

            7 Co-opted Governors           

 

Name of Governor Area of Responsibility

Type – Appointing Body – Term of Office 2019-2020 record of attendance for FGB and Committees

Nature of declared interests

Date Disclosed

KATY WALSH

 

Resources

Development and Strategy (D&S)

Headteacher – Ex-officio

 

01/09/2016

 

FGB – 6 of 8 meetings

Resources – 3 of 3 meetings

D&S – 2 of 2 meetings

Employed – Caldecott Primary – Headteacher

Trustee – Trinity Learning

Member of the National Association of Headteachers

Some gifts of flowers or other small gifts from school parents at the end of the academic year, which were accepted.

22/09/2020

22/09/2020

22/09/2020

22/09/2020

HARRY ROUTLEDGE

Chair of FGB

D&S

Resources

Wellbeing

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

14/07/2020 – 13/07/2024 (2nd term)

FGB – 8 of 8 meetings

Resources – 3 of 3 meetings

D&S – 2 of 2 meetings

Employed – Oxford City Council – ICT Service Delivery Manager

Member – Chartered Institute of Management

Spouse – Chair of Friends of Caldecott

29/09/2020

 

29/09/2020

29/09/2020

LIZ NEIGHBOUR

 

 

Elected by Staff

26/09/2017 – 25/09/2021

 

FGB – 5 of 8 meetings

Resources – 2 of 3 meetings

D&S – 2 of 2 meetings

 

Employed – Caldecott Primary – Teacher

 

 

Information requested

 

 

11/09/2018

 

 

JAMES JEFFERY

 

D&S - Chair

Maths

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

03/07/2018 – 02/07/2022

 

FGB – 8 of 8 meetings

D&S – 2 of 2 meetings

 

IT Consultant/ Director – James Solutions Limited

Parent of pupils at Caldecott

Spouse – Member of Friends of Caldecott

29/09/2020

 

10/12/2019

PAULA COPE

 

Resources

SEND

 

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

03/07/2018 – 02/07/2022

 

FGB – 3 of 8 meetings

Resources – 2 of 3 meetings

 

 

 

Information requested

 

GEMMA WILLIAMS-ROUSE

D&S

Safeguarding Governor

PP

SEND

Elected by parents

01/11/2018 – 31/10/2022

 

FGB – 7 of 8 meetings

D&S – 1 of 2 meetings

Employed – Abingdon Carousel

24/09/2020

MARCEL AHMEDZAI

 

Early Years

Elected by Parents

06/11/2019 – 05/11/2023

 

FGB – 7 of 7 meetings

 

Application Engineer – Cadence Design Systems

Parent of pupils at Caldecott

Spouse – Member of Friends of Caldecott

22/09/2020

22/09/2020

22/09/2020

ALAN NELSON

 

Vice Chair

Health and Safety

Elected by Parents

06/11/2019 – 05/11/2023

 

FGB – 7 of 7 meetings

 

Employed – Principal, Mercer Limited

Partner – member of Friends of Caldecott - Secretary

29/09/2020

29/09/2020

ALICE BADCOCK

 

PE

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

04/02/2020 – 03/02/2024

FGB – 5 of 6 meetings

 

 

Information requested

 

JONATHAN PALMER

Elected by Parents

18/09/2020 – 17/09/2024

0 of 0 meetings

Head of Key Stage Three (KS3) English at Secondary School

Parent of pupil at Caldecott

22/09/2020

 

22/09/2020

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

VACANCY

Local Authority - Nominated by LA, Appointed by Governors

 

 

Governors’ who have stepped down in the past 12 months

PHIL EDWARDS

 

Elected by Parents

22/03/2016 – 21/03/2020

Stepped down on 21/03/2020

 

 

STEVE CROTHERS

 

Local Authority - Nominated by LA, Appointed by Governors

03/12/2019 – 02/12/2023 (2nd term)

Stepped down on 11/05/2020

 

 

RUTH COLLINS

 

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

17/09/2019 – 16/09/2023

Stepped down on 25/08/2020

 

 

EMMA KING

 

Associate Member appointed by Governing Body (not permitted to vote)

21/09/2016 – 20/09/2020

Stepped down on 20/09/2020

 

 

PHIL EDWARDS

Associate Member appointed by Governing Body (not permitted to vote)

22/03/2020 – 21/03/2021

Stepped down on 29/09/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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